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COE-MWS Director

Tamara Pearson, Ph.D., C'96

Tamara PearsonTamara Pearson, Ph.D., is the inaugural director of the Center of Excellence for Minority Women in STEM at Spelman College, where she will focus on expanding opportunities for women of color in STEM through the development and implementation of high-quality programs. Prior to that, she served as associate director of school and community engagement at the Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics and Computing (CEISMC) at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Dr. Pearson also has a strong background in public school education. She has taught eighth-grade mathematics, served as a mathematics instructional coach, and supported multiple elementary and middle schools with facilitating professional development to help teachers utilize best practices in mathematics pedagogy. In addition, as former president of the Georgia Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (GAMTE) and current regional representative for the Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics (GCTM), Dr. Pearson understands the importance of engaging multiple stakeholders within Georgia around issues of access and equity.
Dr. Pearson received a bachelor of science degree in mathematics with a minor in computer science from Spelman College and a doctorate in curriculum and instruction with a specialization in educational technology from the University of Florida. Her dissertation explored perceived understanding of gender, race and class in discussions about technology with pre-adolescent, low-income, African American girls.

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